Western Michigan University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Department of Physical Therapy 1903 W. Michigan Ave. Kalamazoo MI 49008-5383 United States
Phone+1 269.387.8987

Effective April 30, 2019, Western Michigan University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org).  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 269-387-8987 or email Sarah Anderson, Manager of Recruitment and Outreach at sarah.anderson@wmich.edu. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in professional courses.  Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.


Program Description

* The Department of Physical Therapy and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program were established and approved in 2015, after the completion of a comprehensive feasibility study and planning document.

* 30 students will be admitted in each cohort.

* The program is 2.5 years (30 months) with classes beginning in late June or early July, and graduation takes place in December.

* The full program is 110 credit hours (94 didactic; 16 full-time clinical).

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews
Applicants will be ranked according to a composite score of all required application items (e.g. GPA, GRE score, etc.). A select number of applicants will be invited for an onsite interview and scores from this interview process will be added to the pre-interview score. Based on this final ranking, applicants will be 1) offered admission, 2) placed on a wait list, or 3) declined admission.
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Additional Information about Deposit
The nonrefundable $500 deposit secures spot in program, and will be paid toward the first semester of tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2021
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
30
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
80%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
20%
Sex
% Male
36%
% Female 
64%
Race/Ethnicity
% Asian
7%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
4%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
82%
% Two or More Races 
7%
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Founded2015
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